Comet Mc Naught rising with the sun before dawn on Jan 10th 2007. This comet was close to mag -2.0 (brighter than Hale - Bopp) making it the brightest comet for decades. The coma and tail were easy to see with the naked eye and through binoculars the view was breathtaking with a white 1 degree long dust tail pointing to the NE with long, dark 'shadow of the nucleus' feature against the dust tail seemingly dividing the tail in two!

Martin Mc kenna, Maghera, N. Ireland READ REPORT